Hello! I’m the director of information technology and research for a state agency with responsibility for the certification, preparation and conduct of certificated personnel employed in public schools. While I am not trained as an educator, I have taught continuing education and college, and have been an IT director on a campus of a private university.
I’m interested in the potential impact of Web 2.0 on government and public education. I am especially interested in the effect the social networking technologies may have on the interactions between educators and students both in and outside the classroom and on the interactions of educators with the communities in which they serve.
Also, most state governments have some sort of “approval” system for educator preparation programs; we know what to do with “brick-and-mortar” programs, but I don’t hear a lot of forward-thinking about the approval of online educator preparation programs. I’d like to help inform that discussion.
Background – twenty-plus years in information technology (anyone remember BITNET or Gopher?) Database architect and software developer (SQL Server, Visual Basic, etc.).
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